We saw “Creed 3”, where Michael B. Jordan makes his boxer hero at La Marvel

In a third successful third part of the series, the hero, in the process of retraining, pronounces his gloves and plunges again into violence.

by Murielle Joudet

The growing craze encountered by the Creed franchise (itself spin-off of the Rocky Balboa saga, 1976-2006) can no longer be explained by the unalterable nostalgia for an audience crying on its old toys . She drains new generations for whom the name Sylvester Stallone no longer evokes much. Let us hypothesize that the updating of the boxing film comes to fill a lack that has not stopped digging the hegemony of Marvel superheroes and other avatar: in post-body cinema, where the actors are only Ectoplasms amazement in a cloud of special effects, Creed redone from the body – muscular, suffering, heroic – the ultimate nail of the Hollywood show.

It remained at Creed 3 to take up a major challenge: after having exploited the Balboa heritage, what remains to be told? We find Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan, actor and now director) at the top of his career. Filled father and world champion in the process of retraining, he no longer needs to put on the gloves and can, finally, enjoy a well -deserved experience in the company of his own. It was without counting the visit of a childhood friend, Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors), just out of prison after serving an eighteen sentence. The reunion summarizes a whole past that Creed had meticulously repressed. The story rushes without complex in this cooked and receipt narrative circuit: Anderson is none other than the Nemesis of Creed, his double evil returned from hell to remind him of where he comes from, instill the poison of guilt in this image Gentrified happiness that he has meticulously built.

If the film emancipates from the overwhelming shadow of its model to stand on its own two feet, it poses a question that, in its time, already raised Rocky 3 (Sylvester Stallone, 1982): what happens -It of the body of the boxer as soon as he gets kicked out – and therefore loses his raison d’être? Then, quite intelligently, moves the fracture line: it is no longer between communities (black, Latin, white) but between the members of the same racial minority separated by the fatum of the social class. Between Creed, sluggish and devitalized figure, and Damian, moved by the ferocity of his survival instinct. 2>

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The appearance of Damian brings this something dirty that sorely lacked a frankness so far marked by his desire to do well and the deference with regard to his model. We owe this fury to his actor, Jonathan Majors, a packet of nerves actually disturbing and who fully lives in his role as an angel of revenge on the fellow face. In the ring, Damian accumulates intentional and is uncontrollable.

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